I am an experienced and broadly-trained child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist, usually working with ages 4-30. I have expertise in autism and the range of developmental/ learning disabilities, including language-based- and nonverbal- LD. I run psychiatric services at an excellent school for autistic children/adolescents, the prestigious New England Center for Children. I also treat those suffering from ADHD, depression, trauma, stress, anxiety, and selective mutism. I can help with emotional/ behavioral issues preventing weight loss. I also treat difficulties in competitive/ competent work, study or sports performance, e.g., in student and professional athletes, such as tour-level tennis players.
I am the former director of psychiatry at Manville School, part of the renowned Judge Baker Children's Center, a Harvard Medical School affiliate, where I teach and conduct research (see my website for details). My long experience as a physician and psychopharmacologist has taught me a cautious approach to medications, minimizing adverse effects.
In my child work, I collaborate with and deeply value the views of parents and others involved. In my work with adults, my approach is collaborative and I deeply respect individual preferences. ***NOTE: NO insurance accepted. Only private pay.***
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Claudio O. Toppelberg now - (617) 681-7184


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: University of Buenos Aires
  • Year Graduated: 1982
  • License No. and State: 76684 Massachusetts


  • Avg Cost (per session): $400 - $450
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Amer Board Psych & Neurology/Board certified (diplomate)
  • Year graduated: 2007
  • Membership: American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Member Since: 1995


  • Child or Adolescent
  • Autism
  • Medication Management


  • ADHD
  • Academic Underachievement
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • MH issues in competitive athletes
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Substance Abuse
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino, Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Alternative Languages: Spanish


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Child Psychiatric Evaluations
  • Child and Adult Medication
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Interpersonal
  • Parental Guidance
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015
Claudio O. Toppelberg, MD, Psychiatrist in Boston

Claudio O. Toppelberg

Psychiatrist, MD